Ukraine's Klimkin visits Kuwait for talks with anti-ISIS coalition

Iraq desperately needs $90bn to repair war-torn country following Isis battles

The United Arab Emirates pledged $500 million, as did the Islamic Development Bank. Germany said it would provide $350 million in assistance.

In a statement on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi described Iraq as a significant friend and neighbor, saying, "We maintain that participation of the worldwide community in the reconstruction of Iraq is a necessary move in the right direction".

Kuwait, which is hosting an worldwide donors' conference to raise funds for Iraq, pledged $2 billion (1.6 billion euros) in loans and investment. Washington has invested $60 billion in Iraqi reconstruction since 2003, when a US-led coalition invaded the country and overthrew former dictator Saddam Hussein.

"The current crises and challenges facing the world require the worldwide community to collectively work together at all levels", he said.

At the same time, Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was ready to answer a USA call for it to expand its small training mission in Iraq to support reconstruction.

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The plan spans the next 10 years and Iraq announced on the opening day of the conference that the country needs investments worth $88.2bn, of which $22bn were required immediately.

"Indeed a special force has been monitoring and identifies the group with the advisory services of experts from the member countries", he told a press conference at the end of the ministerial level meeting of the global coalition members held at the Istana Bayan, here on Tuesday. Iranian-backed Shiite militias also participated in the operation, fighting in the villages around the city. Their victory came at a steep cost for Mosul, as coalition airstrikes and extremist suicide auto bombs destroyed homes and government buildings.

The war against the Islamic State group displaced more than 5 million people in Iraq, only half of whom have returned to their hometowns.

Saddam was later toppled by the 2003 USA invasion. However, Iraq recaptured the cities, towns and villages one by one, and authorities declared after the liberation of Mosul last July that the country was effectively purged of militants. US government auditors also found massive waste and corruption, fueling suspicions of Western politicians like Trump who want to scale back foreign aid.

He said tens of billions more were lost indirectly through damage to the wider economy and years of lost growth.

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